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My game deleted after beating the elite four and the champion

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My game deleted after beating the elite four and the champion

How come everytime I finish the game, defeating the elite four and champion, all my data was deleted? Can anyone help me?

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Da Mario Man answered:

You can get it repaired but I'm not sure where.

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Guest said: 8th Feb 2015 | REPORT
Does sapphire delete the file after you beat the game on game boy advance?
Guest said: 11th Jul 2015 | REPORT
i'm playing Pokemon emerald in android phone, but now i can't play "NO VGA INSTALLED"
Guest said: 21st Jul 2015 | REPORT
not so sure
Guest said: 22nd Apr 2016 | REPORT
don't save inside the elite four. just keep going until they will save the game for hall of fame

Usually, if you hagve a game for a long time, sometimes the data will just delete. It happens to me and Pokemon Sapphire. I've had it since 04 I think, and now it just deletes. I think it may be because you play it too much and it just ges overworked. I'm not sure if there's anything you can do about it though.

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Guest said: 17th Apr 2012 | REPORT
no this is incorrect i've had mine brand new factory sealed and it deleted my data assoon as i defeated the champion i didnt turn it off early i let it run all the way thru and i have done this now almost 12 times and am fed up my fire red has no problems!
Guest said: 12th Mar 2014 | REPORT
each gameboy game has a small battery and when the battery runs out the game files get deleted

Guest said: 27th Jul 2014 | REPORT
I KNOW EXACTLY WHY. Its a bootleg copy...
Guest said: 21st Jul 2015 | REPORT
my game didn't stop when i defeated the elite four and the champion
cutie_Piexox answered:

Do you wait till after the credits because if you turn of your gameboy before the credits are over sometimes it will delete your data

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Guest said: 21st Jul 2015 | REPORT
Guest said: 4th May 2016 | REPORT
I did that and it didn't work!
EmoRockz0303 answered:

Yeah that happen to Pokemon emerald too!!

Wonder where can it be fixed because I'm from the philippines!!

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Guest said: 18th May 2014 | REPORT
me too

Guest said: 3rd Jul 2014 | REPORT
And ruby

Guest said: 21st Jul 2015 | REPORT
and liquid crystal
Guest said: 17th Jun 2016 | REPORT
and shinygold and regular firered
Guest answered:

that happens to me 2! before credits no thing happens...its just a black schreen

Guest answered:

its old the commercilla was like 03

Guest answered:

the same thing happens to me in fire red. do you have an actual game buy or a virtual boy advance?

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Guest said: 8th Jun 2014 | REPORT
i have vba nd i beat the elite four but the it says its coruppt

Guest said: 13th Jul 2014 | REPORT
i have a vba too and it says that the game is deleted due to damage or curruption
pls help me

Guest said: 14th Nov 2014 | REPORT
me too can anyone help me?
Guest said: 21st Jul 2015 | REPORT
i have never got any of these problems
Guest answered:

It happens if you use gameshark throughout the game, the corrupted data will delete you save file and you'll have to restart the game. Don't use gameshark until you beat the elite four and the battle frontier or it'll delete. This works the same way with Ruby and Sapphire versions. But you can beat Pokemon Fire Red/Leaf Green with gameshark and it won't be deleted.

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Guest said: 29th Nov 2013 | REPORT
not true i encountered the same thing deleted my rom downloaded an new one and didnt touch gameshark after the credits ended after the rayquaza start screen it tole me it was corrupt and erased possibly anti piracy type idk
Guest answered:

I had this problem too in vba and gameboy it happens all the time after I defeat the Elite Four.Even if you don't use cheats it still happens.I know someone that has Pokemon emerald and doesn't have this problem
There must be something going on

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Guest said: 13th Mar 2016 | REPORT
Guest said: 7th Aug 2021 | REPORT
You prob have a bootleg version
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Guest answered:

I have always had terrible luck with Pokemon emerald it's a curse. I first played Pokemon diamond, then all then Pokemon games since but for gba slot on the ds lite I bought and old Pokemon emerald of ebay. I played it for a few days before it deleted all the save data it did it again and again for a few weeks before I stuffed it in a closet and forgot about it. Then a year ago I tried again and got to mosedeep befor the same think happened. I heard about emulators and tried to find one but a few weeks ago I did and started playing Pokemon emerald. It took me a while to figure out how to use it but it worked. I was happy, it was fun, it deleted all my save data again ten minuits ago.


Guest answered:

It's probably because it's an old game. All Pokemon gba games corrupt if you had them for a long time. Does it on my emerald to, didnt used to couole of years ago

Guest answered:

Dont defeat the champion just defeat elite 4 and you will get the national dex

Guest answered:

Go to Options - Emulator - Save Options and change it from 64k to 128k. You will unfortunately have to start a new game though. However, if you have this selected from the start, the game won't erase itself after the Elite Four and the credits. Hope this helps!

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Guest said: 23rd Aug 2013 | REPORT
i wait to start the game press enter it work in GBA

Guest said: 13th Jul 2014 | REPORT
thank you so much for the help! it worked!
Guest said: 21st Jul 2015 | REPORT
yeah thats true it worked
Guest said: 21st Jul 2016 | REPORT
ohmygod thank you so much!!!! honestly saved my life . . .
Guest answered:

Do you have it on your pc/emulator because yeah the same thing happened with my bro and I found out there is a way you can maybe prevent it from happening... Go to options then emulator then click save type and go to flash 128k.. Do it before challenging wallace and you're game will continue hopefully

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Guest said: 31st Mar 2014 | REPORT
How to do it in gba4ios 2.0 version???
Guest said: 6th Apr 2014 | REPORT
yes you are right, that trick worked for me
thatoneguy213 said: 18th May 2014 | REPORT
Guest said: 7th Oct 2015 | REPORT
you are a friggin' genious. THANK YOU!
Guest answered:

Is there any way to retrieve your lost emerald data once the game automatically deletes it after you beat the Wallace?

Guest answered:

It's so annoying when that happens, imagine, you went through lots of time and trouble to get all of the Pokemon, now you only need the ones from Johto, you defeat Champion Wallace (In Emerald) and then... "Data was ereased due to corruption or damage" I HATE THAT.

What I can tell you is that if you play in VBA, you can use GS and CB to skip everything and go straight to the Battle Frontier, however, you won't get the National Dex or the new area at the Safari Zone.

Guest answered:

I have the same problem,my save always deleted after defeated the elite 4 and Wallace in vba.I played emerald 3 times and still same thing happen to me,moreover,when I save and reopen the game,it says your file is corrupted,something like that,but still can continue the save.

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Guest said: 25th Jun 2013 | REPORT
this happened to me its really annoying you put so much hard work into the game then... boom
Guest answered:

I've had my game for 6-8 years, but only started playing it again recently. After finally defeating wallace and going through the credits, my game just said the saved file is corrupted and has been erased. Start a new game.
Mine might be because it's a fake copy - I got it cheap from a market abroad - but it's incredibly annoying. I'm pretty sure there won't be a way to get it back - gone is gone after all. Sorry for everyone :( it sucks big time

MCofficialgames answered:

What I did was this I saved after I defeated the champion using file save game I erased all the cheats in cheat list. Then I went to options I click real time clock. Then went to save type click automatic then I clicked flash 128k. Then after it saved I closed the window then put it back it still says corrupted etc but it works I just finish doing it a few minutes ago

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Guest said: 9th Apr 2014 | REPORT
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Guest said: 18th May 2014 | REPORT
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Guest said: 8th Aug 2015 | REPORT
Guest said: 19th Aug 2016 | REPORT
i don't understand. when did it save after you clicked flash 128k?
Guest answered:

The game is fake. If it says on the back of the cartridge AGB-004 it's fake. It has to be AGB-002 to be real.

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Guest said: 15th Apr 2015 | REPORT
I have the AGB - 002 and that's what happened to erased it because it been damaged or corrupted
Guest answered:

It probably erased because you haven't played it in a long time? But if it keeps deleting your data, it may have a bug/virus in it. I play on my phone emulator and now I'm scared I'll have to start from scratch D: On an actual Gameboy Advanced, I'm pretty sure you can get the game fixed but in NZ, that stuff doesn't happen so I'm not certain. On a PC, save before fighting Wallace in one save slot and then after in another. My older brother did that and, even though one was corrupted, he kept playing on the other save.
I really have no idea otherwise, being younger than 15, but I hope I helped somehow, despite only having played Emerald on MyBoy! Free from the App Store. But I hope you get your game back Smile

Guest answered:

Ok guys. I am using a Pokemon emerald from which I had downloaded online!! A fake one!! But it still saved for me because just when I started the game, I immediately went to check if everything was ok. I went to options and clicked emulator Save Type and then click 128k. Because if you click this, you are basically saving it in a way that there will be more place to save your save areas. SO even if you cheat, nothing goes wrong. But remember, before you use any cheat, save it first but using shift+ F1 and shift+ F2. This is to make sure that your screen doesnt go blank incase you use a wrong cheat. ANd right before you battle the elite 4, you have to save (shift+) using, F1, F2, F3 AND F4 in case..
Hope this helped... Thanks.

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Guest said: 7th Jun 2014 | REPORT
Guest answered:

I played it on my ds and guess what, IT DELETED MY PROGRESS WHEN I WAS BASICALLY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STORYLINE but I wasnt playing it, WTF!

Guest answered:

Mine was deleted after I beat the elite four as well because I had used a gameshark to obtain certain Pokemon I had wanted. After I beat tbe elite four I noticed my Ampharos (which I had caught using gameshark) had a mystery under it's pokedex number. I think that is what may cause this problem. Yes I used vba to get the game but I also own a real version of emerald as well.

Guest answered:

Guys if your using my boy or gab emulator without cheats fight the elite 4 before the game time is 22:0 or after 88:0 then it will not have a problem it worked for me

Guest answered:

Guys if your using my boy or android emulator without cheats fight the elite 4 before the game time is 22:0 or after 88:0 then it will not have a problem it worked for me

fabubacar answered:

Guys if your using my boy or android emulator without cheats fight the elite 4 before the game time is 22:0 or after 88:0 then it will not have a problem it worked for me

fabubacar answered:

Guys if your using my boy or android emulator without cheats fight the elite 4 before the game time is 22:0 or after 88:0 then it will not have a problem it worked for me

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fabubacar said: 1st Apr 2016 | REPORT
Sorry I have net problem

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